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River reflections conference

River reflections conference. Connecting Basin communities, industries and ideas

Basin communities rely on a healthy, productive river system to sustain their lives and livelihoods. An annual regional water conference series, River reflections, will be launched in June 2021 to provide the space and time for the diverse communities of the Murray–Darling Basin to come together.

The inaugural River reflections conference will take place in Griffith, New South Wales on Wednesday, 9 June and Thursday, 10 June 2021. You can attend in person or online, but registrations are essential.

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) recognises that regional river communities have lived and worked with the river systems of the Murray–Darling Basin for generations and River reflections is about hearing from the diverse communities and industries of the Basin. 

Water management in the Basin relies on a partnership between multiple governments, industries and experts – River reflections is about hearing from all partners involved in water management. River reflections will share innovations in water management, knowledge and lessons learned while celebrating achievements in water reform.

Conference highlights

Day 1 – 9 June

Day 1 of River reflections 2021 will include discussion about:

  • the environment
  • industry
  • hydrology
  • climate adaptation
  • First Nations
  • the future perspectives of key water stakeholders.

Day 1 of River reflections will be live-streamed.

Day 2 – 10 June

Day 2 of River reflections will include panel workshops and the opportunity for attendees to hear several stories from the Basin and ask questions. Topics include:

  • a focus on economic diversity
  • environmental outcomes
  • resilience through adaptation.

As part of day 2, those attending in person will have the option of touring 2 local sites and learning about water management, on the ground.

Day 2 of River reflections will not be live-streamed.

Price options

To attend both days and dinner as a full delegate $80.

To attend the Day 1 dinner only $50.

Attend the Day 1 livestream at no cost.


Griffith Exies Club
6-12 Jondaryan Avenue
Griffith, NSW 2680 
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How to register

Registrations close on Friday, 21 May

Places are limited so book your seat today on our Eventbrite booking page.

Registrations are essential for in-person attendance or livestream viewing.

Day 1 of the conference will be live-streamed on our website.

Enquiries: or 1800 230 067.


Updated: 28 Apr 2021